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Wed, Feb 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

End-of-Life Decisions


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A large majority of Californians say they would prefer a natural death, at home, and at little expense to their families. But a new survey by the California HealthCare Foundation indicates that more often than not, they don't get their wish.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Lisa Krieger, reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and author of a personal story about her experience as her father died
  • Alexander Smith, assistant professor of medicine at UCSF's Division of Gerontology
  • Dr. Charles Garfield, founder of Shanti and clinical professor of psychology at UCSF and a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
  • Kate O'Malley, senior program officer with the California HealthCare Foundation

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